The Star (Nairobi)

17 January 2014

Kenya: Investor Sh50 MillionBribery Claim

A German investor has alleged bribery by the management of solid waste in Kisumu county. German Development Corporation accused some senior officers in the governor's office of demanding Sh50 million to facilitate approval by the office.

Governor Jack Ranguma last year signed a Sh14billion deal with the company to manage waste. He said they are facing difficulties in getting land for relocation of dumpsite and engaged the consultants to relocate garbage dumps. "The deal will enable the county to set up a biogas generation and recycling plant to conserve the environment," Ranguma said.

"We urge residents of the county to look beyond rushed solutions of managing solid materials," Chief of Staff Kennedy Hongo said. Addressing a press conference in Kisumu yesterday, Rhoda Ahonobadha, the environment executive defended Ranguma against allegations.

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